, Volume 351, Issue 2-3, pp 308-310

Preconcentration of trace amounts of tungsten on Amberlite XAD-7 for its spectrophotometric determination in hot spring water

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A preconcentration procedure, using a short column loaded with Amberlite XAD-7, is proposed for the spectrophotometric determination of traces of tungsten. The procedure is based on the retention of tungsten on the resin after its reduction to a W(V)-thiocyanate complex with tin(II) chloride solution. Interference effects have been shown to be neglible for foreign ions including Ca2+, Mg2+, Na+, SO4 2−, F, NO3 , Cu2+, Fe3+ and Mo6+. The procedure has been applied to hot spring water with satisfactory results (Recovery > 95%; relative standard deviation < 5%; relative error < 3%).